Robert Downey, Jr. Named Top Earning Actor By Forbes
“Iron Man” star Robert Downey, Jr. topped Forbes magazine’s annual list of highest-paid actors in Hollywood for the second year in a row.
The actor pocketed an estimated $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014, the same amount as last year. He’s expected to earn even more for his next film, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson came in second with $52 million, due mainly to his work in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise. Bradley Cooper, soon to be featured in “Guardians of the Galaxy” as the voice of Rocket Raccoon, is in third place with $46 million.
Coming in fourth place is Leonardo DiCaprio, whose work in “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “The Great Gatsby” netted him $39 million, and Chris Hemsworth rounded out the top five with an estimated $37 million for the “Thor” franchise and “Rush”.
A sidenote: Robert Downey, Jr. was a castmember on “Saturday Night Live” but was fired after only one season. So, don’t lose hope, Brooks Wheelan, John Milhiser or Noel Wells. Anything can happen!